|From L to R: Neyssan Falahi, Adam Lee and Lang Yip of Cinematic Fight Studio|
Cinematic Fight Studio, a place that primarily teaches actors the art of film combat, otherwise known as screen fighting has endured 1 year of open business. Since opening in May of 2013 co-founder, fight choreographer and head instructor Lang Yip has been teaching actors the basics of film combat. "The actors that come in here want to learn because of their interest in taking on action roles" says Adam Lee, co-founder and manager. The process of taking actors through the basics begins with an intensive twelve session program. During their first session, actors are asked to demonstrate any martial arts background they might have. This determines how they can adjust from their practical experience into movements for film and also let's Yip see what he can use to choreograph into their fight scene at the end of their training program. If they do not have any martial arts background what so ever, they are taught the basics of punching and kicking, that way they will be able to use it in the choreography. Since opening, Cinematic Fight Studio has gained some notoriety from the press such the Daily News and The Daily Beast, as well as some bloggers of the screen fighting community such as Film Combat Syndicate and Martial Arts Movie Junkie.Mr. Yip and Mr. Lee... I approve this message. Carry on!